Wilson Serves as Guest Speaker for USA Basketball
Since 2015, Charles “Hal” Wilson, Jr., Ph.D., assistant professor of kinesiology, has been invited eight times by USA Basketball to serve as a guest speaker for their Coach Academy.
Most recently, Wilson spoke to over 100 coaches at the Pace Academy in Atlanta, Georgia. Held this past September, the USA Basketball Atlanta Coach Academy provided valuable insight and education to coaches and administrators on the USA Basketball curriculum for the proper skill development path to teach the game of basketball to children of all ages and abilities.
“I am honored and humbled to be a small part of improving coaching education for basketball coaches at all levels across the nation. As a long-time basketball coach, I am proud that USA Basketball has made a commitment to grassroots basketball in partnership with the NBA and the NCAA in recent years, and these Coach Academies are a big part of that movement,” stated Wilson. Guest speakers are tasked with presenting on areas of expertise on basketball and leadership topics applied both on and off the court.
“Serving as a guest lecturer also gives me a chance to share the wonderful things we are doing in our nationally accredited undergraduate minor in coaching behavior, as well as our number two ranked Master of Science in Kinesiology with a concentration in coaching education.”
Other guest speakers featured at the Atlanta Coach Academy included University of Georgia head men’s basketball coach Tom Crean, WNBA Atlanta Dream Head Coach Nicki Collen, Wake Forest University Head Men’s Basketball Coach Danny Manning and Georgia Southern University alumnus and Pace Academy Head Boys Basketball Coach Sharman White.
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